Pastry chef and co-owner of Chicago's renowned Tru restaurant, Gand is the host of a Food Network series and author of two previous dessert cookbooks, which featured delectable but mostly restaurant-style sweets. Her newest collection offers easy recipes that require 45 minutes or less "hands-on" time, beginning with those that take only 15 minutes. And although the recipes are generally simple, they are still sophisticated and imaginative: Roasted Apricots with Bay Leaf and Broiled Sugar Brioche, for example, and Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Pies. Gand has a young son, and she's also included a chapter for "Kids in the Kitchen," with recipes for Peanut Butter Worms and the like. Color photographs throughout add appeal. For all dessert collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.